Autumn is a beautiful time to visit Maui, but there’s no doubt the island is lacking in some of the season’s conventional activities.
You won’t find red, orange or yellow trees to sweep up, or even really need to put on a sweater, for that matter. But there is one fall tradition that you’ll find on Maui that rivals anything on the mainland — the pumpkin patch at Kula Country Farms.
Nestled on the slopes of Haleakala, Kula Country Farms is a fourth generation farm that sells some of the island’s freshest produce — it’s best known for its strawberries, sweet Kula Onions, and sweet Kula corn. But during the fall, the farm is most famous for its pumpkin patch, which has become one of Maui’s most popular autumn activities.
Starting October 1, families are welcome to the farm everyday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., where children can come pick their favorite to take home and carve. Besides the fall fun, the pumpkin patch boasts one of the most beautiful views from Upcountry — sweeping vistas of lush pastures, Haleakala, the West Maui Mountains and Maui’s north and south coasts.
The farm offers a variety of pumpkins in all different sizes and colors, including pie pumpkins, teeny tiny pumpkins and giant ones that you might need help lifting. They also have decorative gourds, Indian corn and all sorts of carving tools to help with your fall decorating.
And on the weekends, the pumpkin patch will also be home to fun and games like face painting, a jumpy castle, shave ice and costumes contests. Bring the whole family to enjoy the pumpkin patch, farm animals, corn maze and all sorts of fall festivities. The entry fee to the pumpkin patch is $3 a person, but children under 2 years old are free.